As befits a European capital city, Cardiff has more to offer the visitor than you could ever hope to cram into a single holiday, and no matter what you're into, if you take a bus to Cardiff, you won't be disappointed.
Fun-packed and family-friendly
If you're looking for an action-packed holiday with the family, hop on a bus to Cardiff and you'll find a city that's welcoming to kids and adults alike, whatever the weather.
Why not head down to Cardiff Bay, a 500-acre freshwater lake created by the Cardiff Barrage, where intrepid adventurers can try out all manner of water sports - including white-knuckle, white-water rafting.
And when the British weather lets you down, there's plenty you can do and still stay warm and dry after taking the bus to Cardiff. Kids will love Techniquest, a hands-on science centre in Cardiff Bay, filled with experiments, gadgets and puzzles, to keep them occupied for hours on end. Buses to Cardiff also take you to the UK's largest swimming facility - Cardiff International Pool - which boasts an indoor beach and a leisure pool with several flumes, as well as a 50-metre Olympic pool.
Castles and Daleks
If history's your thing, then Cardiff has over 2,000 years of it to offer, from Roman remains to the proud industrial heritage of Cardiff Bay. Buses to Cardiff set you down a short walk from the magnificent Cardiff Castle, with its Victorian gothic apartments and 12th-century Norman keep, and a short walk up the road is the 13th century Caerphilly Castle, the second largest in the UK.
And for those whose tastes are more up-to-date, a bus to Cardiff is all you need to explore the place where famous TV series Doctor Who was filmed and where its spin-off, Torchwood, is based. Hardcore fans can even come face-to-face with their favourite characters at the Doctor Who Exhibition in Cardiff Bay.
Top 5 Cardiff museums and galleries
- St Fagan's National History Museum - visit over 40 historic buildings that have been brought from around Wales and re-erected in this spectacular outdoor museum and it's free to get in!
- Kooywood Gallery - admire the very best of established and emerging Welsh artists, in one of the country's most prestigious galleries.
- Roman Legion Museum - find out about life in Roman Britain, with award-winning interactive facilities.
- National Museum Cardiff - marvel at one of Europe's finest art collections, with pieces from Wales and the rest of the world. Now that's impressive!
- Rhondda Heritage Park - experience the life of a coal miner, and find out about the black gold that made Cardiff great.
With all this, beautiful sea views, incredible architecture and friendly and welcoming locals, booking a bus to Cardiff could be the best thing you?ve ever done.
Things to do for less than £10
- Roman soldiers, noble knights and the fabulously wealthy Bute family have all left their traces on Cardiff Castle. Check out its gothic fantasy interior. Adult Essential ticket £5.40.
- Discover historic landmarks and well-kept secrets when you take the Cardiff Centenary Walk. Free guide book and map available at the Cardiff Visitor Centre.
- Stroll around Cardiff Bay and you'll soon find a tempting array of pubs and bars to spend a relaxing hour or so, while soaking up the vibrant atmosphere.
If you want to see more of what Cardiff has to offer, why not hop on a City Sightseeing Tour Bus - sightseeing has never been so much fun! Click here to find out more and book your ticket.